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Hundred-word Reviews for August 2019, Part Three (Archival)

Time for a look at ten new albums featuring reissued, compilation and/or archival material. Rock, jazz and beyond. Collect ’em all, kids! Soul Asylum – While You Were Out / Clam Dip & Other Delights Minneapolis’ Soul Asylum labored in relative obscurity for quite awhile before their national breakout. They became a household name with

Hundred-word Reviews for October 2017: New Music

Here’s ten more hundred-word reviews. All new releases. All worth a spin, and in most cases, several spins. The Fresh & Onlys – Wolf Lie Down (Sinderlyn) I’m not sure what wave of psychedelia revival we’re on these days: fourth? Fifth? No matter. And anyway, the Fresh & Onlys have long since moved beyond the

Album Review: Flamin’ Groovies — Live 1971 San Francisco

One could be forgiven for thinking that the Flamin’ Groovies visited our planet from another time and or/dimension. Their music has been resolutely out of step with prevailing trends. Which isn’t to say it’s not great: tracks like “Teenage Head” are classics of the garage rock subgenre, and “Shake Some Action” is an exemplar of